Vaastav Parikh

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The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

The Ultimate July 4th Drinking Guide

If you're planning an Independence Day party next week, it's time to stock up on drinking supplies. Do you have pitchers? Cups? Coolers and ice buckets? What about recipes? We can help you out when it comes to recipes...<p>Alcohol-Free<p>Alcohol-free refreshments are all too often forgotten, but a little …

British Airways To Test Electronic Bag Tags

British Airways wants to finally replace paper tags, and maybe save you some time at the check-in counter.<p>The standard paper luggage tag--the one that requires the force of eight men to tear off your suitcase--could be a thing of the past. Next month, British Airways will launch a digitized …

Company Unmasks Anonymous Web Visitors For A Price. Then Shuts Down.

Imagine you visit a company’s website, do not log in, fill out any forms, volunteer your email address or otherwise identify yourself. After you leave the page, someone calls you to offer the company’s goods or services. Creepy, or clever marketing?<p>Generating such customer leads is the business of …

HTC to get a lift from Iron Man star

The HTC One is made of aluminum, but HTC is set to recruit an iron man to advertise it -- yes, the folks at High Tech Computers are reported to have signed "Avengers" and "Sherlock Holmes" star Robert Downey Jr. as the face of their phones.<p>Fresh from the success of "Iron Man 3," 48-year-old Downey …

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Highland Capital’s $25m for Leap Motion apps

Leap Motion, a radical new device for controlling computers using hand movement, isn’t even on sale to the general public yet. But Highland Capital …

Schools Choose Dell Latitude 10 Over iPad As Official Tablet

With technology evolving as rapidly as it has over the past decade, it seemed inevitable that tablets would eventually make their way into the classroom. Recently, several school districts decided to take the plunge and institute a 1-to-1 distribution of tablets. You might be thinking education’s …

After Teasing Us At CES, Withings Enters The Fitness Tracking War With The $99 Pulse

And the battle to build quantified self gadgets rages on. The newest entrant is one that isn’t exactly new to the space — Withings has been churning out smart scales and body analyzers since 2009, but it recently decided to set it sights on Fitbit and Jawbone with a new, $99 wearable fitness …

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG 911-Fighter Spied, Will Pack 500 Horsepower

A bite-size SLS aimed directly at Porsche's flagship.<p><b>What It Is:</b> AMG’s idea of an entry-level sports car, similar in style to the SLS AMG but priced significantly lower and aimed squarely at the likes of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Audi R8, and the Porsche 911. The new model, which could be …

Tesla Battery Swapping, SRT Viper GT3-R, 2015 Ford Mustang: Today's Car News

While SRT prepares the new Viper for its assault on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it has also revealed a new GT3 on sale to consumers looking to run their …

2015 BMW M3 Sedan Spy Photos

Just like M used to make it.<p><i>Update 12/11: The 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have been officially revealed. Click here for full info and photos.</i> <i>Update 6/21: Our spy photographers have managed to film the 2015 M3 lapping the Nürburgring. Watch the video embedded below to see the new M3 in action and hear the</i> …

Jaguar F-Type squares off against Porsche 911, Aston V8 Vantage with Chris Harris

Chris Harris is back on the job, taking on really really difficult car questions like: Which enormously sexy and good-to-drive, high-performance convertible is the top of the heap? As one of the hottest cars in the luxury space right now, the Jaguar F-Type S is, of course, in on the action. …

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Pick of the Day: Marketing & Social Media

Inside Flipboard / December 10, 2012<p>Ever since Facebook became a household product, marketers have been trying to understand how to harness the power …

Putting the Popular in Mechanics

Inside Flipboard / January 15, 2013<p>When I was a little boy, every few Saturdays my dad would take me to the basement of the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, in …

Great News for Gamers

Inside Flipboard / March 8, 2013<p>Frank Underwood, the House Majority Whip protagonist of the hot Netflix series House of Cards, likes to unwind by …

Bike EXIF and Cycle EXIF Roll in to Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / May 13, 2013<p>If it’s got two wheels, stylish looks and you can ride it, chances are you’ll find it in Bike EXIF or Cycle EXIF. The …

ReadWrite Analyzes Technology News on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 10, 2013<p>Shiny gadgets and clever apps are great, but at the end of the day, new technology is only as powerful as the things …

I kinda hate the Ouya (UPDATED)

<i>Ouya’s PR has informed GamesBeat that they sent the wrong console unit for review. We have re-worked the article below to reflect that new information. Read our impressions of the retail model here.</i><p>I’ve had my fair share of controller-throwing moments, but the Ouya, the Android-based game console, …

Assassins Creed 4 -- E3 2013 Gameplay Demo

Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Phil Fish, DRM: Speed Run

Microsoft did a 180 on its used games and DRM policies for the Xbox One, and companies like GameStop and GameFly are welcoming the news. The newest firmware update for the Nintendo 3DS adds the ability to create backup saves on an SD card. We got a chance to catch up with <i>Fez</i> creator Phil Fish, and …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Revolution DLC now available as free trial on PS3

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i> DLC map, Revolution, is now available on PlayStation 3 consoles as a free trial, Treyarch confirmed on its official Twitter account.<p>Users can find the free trial in the Playlist section of their PS3. The trial offers players unrestricted access to the four multiplayer maps …

Is E3 still relevant? The alternative view

Only a fool would argue E3 is irrelevant when we’ve just witnessed another absolute cracker of a convention. 2013’s E3 has brought us everything we …

Sony keeping existing business model for PS4 to keep from harming 'fragile' UK market

Sony will keep its existing business models for its home consoles so as not to disrupt what it believes is a "fragile" U.K. retail market, reports MCVUK.<p>The business model for the PlayStation 4 will be similar to that of the PlayStation 3: the console will play used games without restrictions.<p>"We …

Injustice: Gods Among Us -- General Zod Trailer

The Black Flag team is back for the new Assassin's Creed... here's why that really, really matters

‘Inspired by historical events and characters, this work of fiction was designed, developed, and produced by a multicultural team of various beliefs, …

Sony says it will fix unusable PlayStation 3 software with a June 27th patch

A couple of days ago, many PlayStation 3 owners found that the latest version of Sony's firmware locked up their systems, causing the PS3 to hang indefinitely at startup. Sony quickly took version 4.45 of the software offline, saying it would work to resolve the problem. Now, PlayStation Europe has …

GameStop: "Definitely don't count the Wii U out"

The Wii U has gotten off to a slow start, but retailer GameStop isn't betting against the system anytime soon.<p>"Definitely don't count the Wii U out," GameStop president Tony Bartel told GameSpot in a new interview.<p>GameStop CFO Rob Lloyd said in February that the Wii U needs blockbuster titles to …

Apple’s media empire: 575M users spending $20B/year on apps, games, music, video, & books

Apple’s media empire is a massive and growing cash cow, sucking in $20 billion a year on apps, games, music, videos, software, and books.<p>Apple analyst Horace Dediu crunched the numbers, and that $20 billion breaks down for each one of those 575 million users in interesting ways:<p>Apps: $16/year (half …

Company of Heroes 2 dev diary explores the single-player campaign

In a video released today by Relic Entertainment, developers on <i>Company of Heroes 2</i> discuss the single-player campaign that lets players take command of the fierce fighting on World War II's Eastern Front.<p>Players will command actual historical battles like the grueling siege of Stalingrad, the fight …